Feminism / Films

Trailers for ‘Snow White & the Huntsman’ and ‘Mirror, Mirror’ Perpetuate Stereotypes of Women, Beauty & Aging

Two upcoming films,¬†Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror, Mirror, may have transformed Snow White into a warrior but sadly the marketing’s messages remain the same. — Don’t trust other women, they’re your enemies. As women age, they obsess over their fading beauty, jealous of younger women. You just need a strong, handsome man to … Continue reading

Feminism / Films

A Fine Frenzy: With an Outspoken Anti-Heroine and a Feminist Lens, ‘Young Adult’ Is My Favorite Film of the Year

Cross-posted at Bitch Flicks. We so often see men in films as wayward fuck-ups. Ben Stiller in Greenberg, Zach Braff in Garden State, Jack Nicholson in As Good As It Gets all fill this role. Selfish asshats who do the wrong thing, lack ambition, or screw someone over for their own selfish needs. And yet … Continue reading